Tower Jazz Composers Orch. & Daniel Bernardes

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Improvisation is the core of clarinetist Ben Goldberg's Good Day For Cloud Fishing, and not just the music. His fascination with poet Dean Young's work led to the creation of this album where the trio of Goldberg, Nels Cline and Ron Miles improvised upon a musical sketch that Goldberg wrote based upon one of Young's poems. The poet was present in the studio with his sturdy typewriter and he then created a new poem based on the music he was hearing. Definitely different; it's a unique recording. The novel ideas continue with Belgian drummer Teun Verbruggen's The Bureau of Atomic Tourism working on music composed specifically to challenge the skills of the band members, while Portuguese pianist Daniel Bernardes offers a new take on the hugely influential Olivier Messiaen by augmenting his trio with the Drumming GP ensemble. Kongrosian from Germany is a saxophone trio—not a common format in jazz, while Finnish bass phenom, Ville Herrala debuts his new solo recording as does the sizzling Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra from Ferrara Italy..


  • Peter Lemer Quintet "URH" from Son Of Local Colour (ESP) 00:00
  • Anansi Trio "On The Path" from On The Path (Self-released) 05:59
  • Host speaks 11:53
  • Ben Goldberg "Corpse Rose" from Good Day For Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic) 14:48
  • Ben Goldberg "Ant-Head Sutures" from Good Day For Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic) 21:06
  • Tom Arthurs, Isambard Isambard Khroustaliov & Julian Sartorius "Mou Mou" from Hangkerum (Clean Feed) 29:52
  • Host speaks 36:32
  • Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra "Ecce Combo" from Black Friday (Overstudio) 38:07
  • Russ Lossing Trio "Breezeway" from Ways (Ezz-thetics) 45:16
  • Host speaks 49:53
  • Pablo Díaz Quinteto "Improvisation on Graphic Scale" from New Improvised Music From Buenos Aires (ESP) 50:26
  • Wojczinski-Szmanda Quartet "Contradictions" from With All Due Respect (Kansas) 59:09
  • Host speaks 1:12:42
  • The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism "Two Part Oven In Thin Eleven" from Eden (Rat Records) 1:14:37
  • Louis Sclavis Quartet "Darwich Dans La Ville" from Characters On A Wall (ECM) 1:22:34
  • Tobias Klein, Gonçalo Almeida & Martin van Duynhoven "Sleep Talk" from Live At The Bimhuis (Clean Feed) 1:29:31
  • Host speaks 1:36:18
  • Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP "19" from Liturgy Of The Birds—In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (Clean Feed) 1:38:12
  • Ziv Taubenfeld & Bones "Reptiles C" from Reptiles (NoBusiness) 1:46:09
  • Host speaks 1:53:43
  • Anthony Coleman "For Roscoe Mitchell" from Catenary Oath (NoBusiness) 1:55:15
  • Kongrosian "Tidal Forces" from Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (AUT Records) 1:58:15
  • Host speaks 2:02:40
  • Dave Rempis & Joe McPhee "Qanaaq Part 2" from Of Things Beyond Thule -Vol. 1 (Aerophonic) 2:05:44
  • Juan Garcia Vinuesa "Afro Asian Beat Poem" from Blue Shots From Chicago (NoBusiness) 2:22:58
  • Host speaks 2:29:59
  • Chris Lightcap "Nothing If Not" from Superbigmouth (Pyroclastic) 2:30:47
  • Ivo Perelman "Jubilation" from Ineffable Joy (ESP) 2:36:48
  • Host speaks 2:43:54
  • Teppo Mäkynen's 3TM "Lake" from Lake (We Jazz) 2:46:04
  • Ville Herrala "Pu#7" from Pu (We Jazz) 2:54:55

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